Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine
The Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine is a unique PhD program that trains physician-scientists to conduct state-of-the-art research. The goal is for these physician-scientists to discover and understand the causes of human diseases and translate their research into diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for patients. The students are exceptional graduate physicians from all parts of the world who have already completed their medical education. They are not charged tuition or other fees, and they receive a salary stipend while they conduct their research studies. Funds are provided by the school’s endowment, a significant portion of which is provided by the Elmezzi Foundation, and by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
The School admits 3 to 4 new students each year. To date, 28 students have graduated, and 97% have remained active in research. This is in contrast to traditional MD/PhD programs where students complete both degrees while in medical school, and where less than half of graduates continue to do research after completing their training.